Other Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives

Job holders in this unit group supervise and undertake the operation of machines to transport, excavate, grade, level, and compact sand, earth, gravel and similar materials, drive piles into the ground and lay surfaces of asphalt, concrete and chippings, and operate other mobile machines.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 18,756
£ 29,504
£ 48,252

Available jobs

In the past year there were 42,645 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Cleans, oils and greases machine and carries out minor repairs.

  • Directs refilling of machine hopper and repeats operations as necessary.

  • Watches operation and removes any likely obstacle or obstructions.

  • Manipulates levers, pedals and switches to manoeuvre vehicle, regulate angle and height of blades, buckets and hammers and starts conveyor, suction or water spraying system.

  • Fixes any necessary extensions onto machine and loads machine with asphalt, concrete, bitumen, tar, stone chippings or any other required materials.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Construction

  • Civil Engineering

  • Forklift Truck

  • Marketing

  • Machinery

  • Trenching

  • Dozer

  • Excavation

  • Safety Standards

  • Warehousing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Operations

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Management

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • First Aid

  • Teamwork

  • Self-Motivation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.